This book of Left Hand Path theory and practice has been eagerly awaited since the first news about its coming-into-being was announced last year. We are certain that Dr. Vincente’s tome will meet the highest expectations and demands of all serious practitioners of the magical Art. Through the lens of Lovecraft’s fiction, Dr. Vincente establishes hitherto unexplored connections between the European lore of the Witches’ Sabbath and the archaic fertility cult of the ram-headed Banebdjedet, a totemistic representation of Osiris in his netherworld aspect – Osiris as the Black Sun. A set of powerful rituals of initiation, sexual gnosis and sorcery will enable the discerning initiate to operate effectively within the sinister dimensions of this counter current.
In his highly anticipated first full length book of occult non-fiction, critically acclaimed author Richard Gavin draws on the shadow aspects of a variety of traditions, including the khabit of Ancient Egypt, the Biocentrism of Ludwig Klages, Aghora, the Gothic, and David Beth’s pan-daemonic Gnosis, and distills them through his own esoteric praxis of more than two decades. The Benighted Path is an intense exploration of the breach through which the egoic self is slain in order to unleash the aspirant’s true Monstrous Soul. Only then may the Benighted offer their adoration to the Gorgon and partake of the Sidereal Feast.
The praxis of our philosophy is magic; our philosophy itself is the theory of magic. its final formulas are spells and have magical power. ~ Ludwig Klages
This groundbreaking release is the first authoritative work on Ludwig Klages and his pagan metaphysics ever to be published in English. Without a doubt Klages is one of the most intriguing and enigmatic pagan thinkers of the early 20th Century. A figure of great controversy he radically rejected Christianity and Monotheism in favor of a pan-daemonic paganism. Advocating the return to primordial states of consciousness through magico-erotic encounters with the living powers of the ensouled cosmos, Klages was a driving force in the notorious Cosmic Circle of German mystics. Masterfully expounding his vision of daemonic Life in various disciplines he was a great influence on many important contemporaries. The work of esoteric teachers such as Lama Anagarika Govinda, Michael Bertiaux and David Beth has been deeply inspired by the magical antinomian biocentrism of Klages. Misinterpreted, vilified and slandered, this great heretic and ‘high priest of the irrational’ remains virtually unknown in the English speaking world although his work may have never been more relevant.
Thoroughly edited and annotated by David Beth this work by Dr. Gunnar Alksnis features additional essays by Dr. Volker Zotz, successor of Lama Anagarika Govinda and head of the Arya Maitreya Mandala Order of Tantric Buddhism and Prof. Paul Bishop of the University of Glasgow.
Revealing and elaborating the most hidden and shadowy aspects of the Vodou Universe, The Vodou Quantum Leap makes a radical claim: that operational Vodou, especially in the workings of the Secret Societies, is nothing short of applied Quantum and New Physics. Writing from a deep esoteric experience and understanding of Vodou and Afro-centric Gnosis, Crosley also draws on Western and Eastern mysticism, surrealism, shamanism and modern science to open eerie doorways for the reader into Vodou as an experience of extraordinary Gnostic and occult possibilities and powers. The infamous voltigeurs, leapers between the manifold dimensions of reality are at the center of this intense visionary work which expands on such fields as the sinister operations of the red sects, the forbidden zones of black magic, fetichism and spiritual pacts.
The Vodou Quantum Leap features a Foreword by David Beth.